AngularJS is an all-time favorite framework used by developers globally to create rich and functional internet applications.
Rendering easy accessibility and fast learning, AngularJS is maintained by Google and can be used effectively across scenarios where programming languages (client-side) are increasingly clubbed with HTML, as well as CSS.
In this post, we mull over web development using Angularjs. Alongside, we also weigh its pros and cons.
Read on to find out more.
Now, let’s take a look at the pros of AngularJs.
Two-way data binding and DOM manipulation
Web development using Angularjs readily facilitates faster and easier data binding and does not require the intervention of a developer. This two-way binding also ensures that any changes you make get displayed instantly across the model.
Thus, developers enjoy full liberty to actively manipulate the Document Object Model (DOM). In other words, it brings down the effort of developers for coding, translating, and updating the DOM elements.
Enhanced server performance
AngularJS inherently supports caching and thus makes it easier to relieve the server CPUs from an extra burden. With reduced traffic and only catering to static files, as well as API call responses, the server tends to function a lot faster.
Adrift from the positive sides, let’s take a look at the few downsides of AngularJS and how it affects your web development process.
Complex handling of scopes
If you are a first-timer attempting web development using Angularjs, scopes can appear before you as a complex entity to handle. They are, as a matter of fact, layered and follow a hierarchical pattern which can make debugging a tedious affair.
Trouble with directives
Besides scopes, one can also face issues with directives for web development using AngularJS. This is chiefly because certain features of AngularJS like factories as well as dependency injections can be a bit of a hindrance, especially for a traditional web developer. However, as you get to spend more time with AngularJS, you will soon become familiar with the environment.
At times, web pages and apps designed using AngularJS can take a good amount of time to render the pages within the browser. This normally happens when the browser is overloaded with DOM manipulation. However, such scenarios are limited to anyone using an old device. Come-of-age smartphones and other mobile devices are not likely to face any issues.
Sure, like all good things that come with a shade of grey, AngularJS too has some drawbacks, but they are mostly minor hiccups along the way and shouldn’t deter one from using it.
Have you ever tried web development using AngularJS before? Do you find it convenient? Drop-in a comment and let us know.